First Nations Languages

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About First Nations Languages Program

First Nations Languages (FNLP)

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Postings/Useful Links

This webpage generally features the Department's available postings/hiring appointments. Advertised postings may include, but not exclusive to, temporary instructional appointments such as Sessional Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and/or Tutor/Marker positions.

Temporary instructional appointments are generally for First Nations Community Academic Outreach Programming, namely, First Nations Language Instruction (FNLG), as well as courses from other disciplines.

For postings and details on available positions
(including Work-Study positions) and/or supplementary information (including TA & T/M positions job postings) regarding the Department's temporary instruction appointments, please visit:

First Nations Languages Employment Page (with detailed job postings):


First Nations Languages (FNLP-FNEP) Temporary Instruction Postings

Upcoming - Appointments in FNLP:

A. Faculty/Post-Doctoral positions:

Summer 2020: There are no faculty/post-doctoral positions available.

For posting and details, visit First Nations Languages Program's website: Employment webpage.

Employment > Posting - FNLP [ ] website

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B. FNLP Sessional Instructor(s), Teaching Assistants, and/or Tutor-Markers positions:


Term 1201 / Spring 2020 Posting(s) for Temporary Position(s) and number of positions available:

Sessional Instructor:   4 positions available

Position        Location                                        Course & Section           Competition
Number        (Region)                                                                                    Status

SI-9             Whitehorse, Yukon First Nations       FNLG 335 A390             OPEN
SI-10           Whitehorse, Yukon First Nations       FNLG 435 A390             OPEN
SI-12           Adams Lake                                         FNLG 434 A500             OPEN
SI-13         Whitehorse, Yukon First Nations        FNLG 233/234 A390    OPEN

Term 1201:  

FNLG 335 A390 Topic: ST-Immersion teaching & learning techniques
FNLP 458 A100 Secwpemctsin (Western Dialect)
FNLG 435 A390 Topic: ST-Video Recordings, Translations & Transcribing
FNLG 435 A900 Topic: ST-Language on the Land (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim)
FNLG 133 A970  Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Downriver)
FNLG 434 A500 Secwepemctsin (Eastern Dialect)
A390 sections-Athapaskan & Tlingit


Sessional Instructor Positions Application deadline(s):

SI-9,10, 12:  12 noon, Monday, Decmber 2, 2019
SI-13,:  12 noon, Tuesday, December 3, 2019

*** For detailed job postings including application details,

        please visit the FNLP Employment webpage***

Please submit one application per position available.


Posted: Nov 25, 2019 (SI-,9,10,12); Nov 28, 2019 (SI-13), Dec 04, 2019 (SI-15), Dec 05, 2019 (SI-16)

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C.  Teaching Assistants and/or Tutor-Markers

Course No. Course Title
Position Number Course

(if not Burnaby)
Application  Closing Comp. Appl. & Comp.



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See also:

POSTINGS - Visit the FNLP Employment webpage [ ]
for detailed posting and additional details

Additional Information:

All FNLP (FNLG/FNEP) temporary appointments are subject to budget approval and satisfactory enrollment.

Please also refer to the Department's Employment Webpage for appointment postings (including advertisements and full details).

Sample/Past one-page course outlines maybe found at the
new SFU online Course Outline System:


Code Key

Temporary Instruction Appointment Positions Acronyms
SI = Sessional Instructor; LLEC = Term Lecturer (Limited Term);
TA = Teaching Assistant; and T/M (or T-M)=Tutor-Marker.

CODE = denotes Centre for Online and Distance Education. CODE course section are denoted by 'C100.' Unless otherwise indicated, non-C100 are in-person sections. Some CODE sections may require in-person on-campus invigilation of midterm and final exams. 

Section Numbers: D=Daytime sections, E=Evening, A or N=FNEP sections, J=SFU NOW sections. (Eg. D100 denotes a day time primary section component such as a Lecture. E101 denotes an evening non-primary section such as a Tutorial or a Lab.)

The SFU Term Number: This number shows the century, year, and the term (Spring=1, Summer=4, Fall=7). "1201" means 21st Century, year 2020, and Term #1 for the Spring Academic Term; thus the term number "1201" refers to "Spring 2020".   (1197 refers to Fall 2019.)


TA and T/M Appointments:

FNLP appointment and hiring criteria are consistent with the appointment priorities and hiring criteria of the Collective Agreement (version 2010-2014) between the Board of Governors of Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU).

Please visit Part A. of Temporary Instruction Hiring: Supplemental Information webpage,, for Departmental Detailed Priority System for Teaching Assistant and Tutor/Marker Appointments.

The URL (weblink) to the current SFU TSSU Collective Agreement (version 2014-2019) is:


Resources for TAs/TMs/Sessionals

The following links will help you get your medical coverage and other benefits, as well as help you learn how to become a better teacher.



The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment.


The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.

The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision.

If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Executive Director, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.


Webpage Last Updated:

December 13th, 2019.